How do you manage this? Fred is in a crate when we are out (he's not left more than 4 hrs at a time usually), and out when we are home. He's not going on walks (he's had maybe 3 outings). He gets to play around our property, but usually just to toilet. Sometimes he potters round while the other half works in the day. We've put a barrier up to stop him climbing the stairs. Yet, last night the show club man commented on how he's muscling up already. Is that bad? Is he getting too much free time?? He'd go stir crazy if he was cooped up all day and night. How exactly do you monitor the 5 mins per month rule? It seems unrealistic.